Fatal MVCAround 0100 hours on 3/23/2015, Aetna and NCCEMS were alerted to an MVC - Not Alert on South College Ave. Units arrive to find one patient in critical condition and one in stable condition. The roadway was shut down in the area while crews operated. Newark Police Department are investigating and Deputy Chief Bowerson had command.Photo #1 courtesy of John Jankowski, Photo #2 courtesy of NPDStory by Deputy Chief Bowerson.
Posted Mar 24, 2015, 5:59 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
A Busy SundayOn Sunday 3/22/2015, Aetna crews handled a number of incidents in district:At 0712 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid were dispatched to the 200 block of W General Grey Ct in the La Grange community of Glasgow for a residential structure fire. Chief 9-8 (Schall) arrived on scene reporting smoke showing from the Delta side of a 3 story end-of-the-row townhouse under construction. Engine 3-6 arrived first, establishing a water supply and quickly stretched an attack line to the first floor garage. Next arriving units established a secondary water supply, laddered the building, and stretched two additional handlines. Crews operated for approx. 2 hours and there were no reported injuries, the Delaware ...
Posted Mar 24, 2015, 5:58 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Traffic SafetyTraffic Safety NewsFrom the Delaware Office of Highway SafetySpeed Thrills but it also KillsYou would never get into a roller coaster without putting on a seat belt, so why would you get into a car without wearing one? OHS wants to remind everyone that speed thrills but it also kills.What you need to know Did you know that a crash at just 40 mph has the same impact as falling from a six-story building? Here are some facts that you need to know:124 people lost their lives on Delaware roadways in 2014.Speed was the primary contributing factor in almost 40% of these fatal car crashes.Most speed related crashes occurred on roads that ...
Posted Mar 6, 2015, 4:00 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
2nd Alarm Building FireWednesday afternoon February 18th, Aetna and mutual aid departments were dispatched to a working commercial structure fire in the 700 block of Pencader Drive, with a reported fire on the roof. While crews were responding, Wilmington Fire Department Lieutenant Turner went on scene with fire from the roof then advised that the building was still occupied. Due to the report, the Chief requested the second alarm be sounded and to stage second alarm units at Glasgow High School. Crews arrived and simultaneously began fire attack on the roof and searches of the building. Crews knocked down the fire down quickly but remained on scene for over two hours due to extensive overhaul required on the roof. The fire was ...
Posted Feb 20, 2015, 2:40 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Avoiding Frozen PipesWith the frigid temperatures we are facing please take a moment to read about how to prevent your pipes from freezing. Aetna has already responded to dozen of frozen and burst pipes, don't let it happen to you! See the below link from the Red Cross for information about how to prevent frozen pipes.Red Cross
Posted Feb 19, 2015, 4:25 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7